Empire

An Amazon-inspired theme optimized for large product catalogs

Great for

  • Business equipment and supplies, Electronics, Home and garden
  • Large catalogs
  • Dropshippers, High-volume stores, Selling internationally

$300 USD

Unlimited free trial. Pay if you publish.

Great for

  • Business equipment and supplies, Electronics, Home and garden
  • Large catalogs
  • Dropshippers, High-volume stores, Selling internationally

Theme highlights

Conversion-boosting navigation

Empire's best-in-class navigation and filtering will help your customers find what they want, discover new items, and checkout faster.

Perfect for large catalogs

This theme's visually appealing Amazon-inspired design is equipped to optimize large product catalogs for the most conversions possible.

Highly customizable

Empire's design, visual story-telling capabilities, marketing tools, and customizable features allow you to create a truly unique store.

Online Store 2.0

The new standard in customizability and speed

Use drag-and-drop sections and blocks to create custom pages throughout your store without special coding. Empire comes with flexible, well-designed blocks for images, products, video, quotes, and more.

Learn more about sections and blocks  

Preview of Online Store 2.0 enabled theme editor.

This theme is great for

Dropshippers
Designed specifically for dropshippers
High-volume stores
Designed for stores that process a large number of transactions in a given period
Selling internationally
Designed for stores that sell across regional boundaries

Cart and checkout

  • Quick buy
  • Slide-out cart

Marketing and conversion

  • Quick view
  • Recently viewed
  • Recommended products
  • Store locator

Merchandising

  • Image hotspot
  • Image rollover
  • Image zoom
  • Color swatches
  • Product options
  • Product tabs
  • Product videos

Product discovery

  • Breadcrumbs
  • Collection page navigation
  • Enhanced search
  • Mega menu
  • Product filtering and sorting
  • Sticky header
  • Recently viewed
  • Recommended products

Online Store 2.0

The new standard in customizability and speed

Use drag-and-drop sections and blocks to create custom pages throughout your store without special coding. Empire comes with flexible, well-designed blocks for images, products, video, quotes, and more.

Learn more about sections and blocks  

Preview of Online Store 2.0 enabled theme editor.

This theme is great for

Dropshippers
Designed specifically for dropshippers
High-volume stores
Designed for stores that process a large number of transactions in a given period
Selling internationally
Designed for stores that sell across regional boundaries

Cart and checkout

  • Quick buy
  • Slide-out cart

Marketing and conversion

  • Quick view
  • Recently viewed
  • Recommended products
  • Store locator

Merchandising

  • Image hotspot
  • Image rollover
  • Image zoom
  • Color swatches
  • Product options
  • Product tabs
  • Product videos

Product discovery

  • Breadcrumbs
  • Collection page navigation
  • Enhanced search
  • Mega menu
  • Product filtering and sorting
  • Sticky header
  • Recently viewed
  • Recommended products

206 reviews

73% positive

  • 151 positive reviews
  • 10 neutral reviews
  • 45 negative reviews
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FittedHats.com Jun 16, 2021

The only issue we had is the automatic updates...which is a pretty big issue for businesses and websites that plan to be running for a long time. Automatic updates are just not ideal. It's one of the reason we went from Wordpress to Shopify. Automatic updates can break a website. Customer support is pretty much what you've read from others. If we had to give a grade on support it would be a D.

Reply from Pixel Union Jun 21, 2021

Hi there, We deeply apologize for the delay in response with our support and we've reached out to you directly to rectify this! We provide our merchants updates in order to keep up with the latest changes on Shopify, however, we would never force an automatic update. All merchants must opt-in to these updates and can be done on your own timeline. Please let us know if you have further questions!

Yardstick Coffee Jun 16, 2021

Great features! We were upgrading from a free theme to this one and we're happy about how the features can help our customers. We had some theme transitioning concerns but the Empire support team were helpful on multiple occasions.

USA Toyz Jun 15, 2021

Very nice theme and superb support! Norm helped us with our concern regarding styling and it went very smoothly! Highly recommended.

Mavish Jun 14, 2021

Too slow it ended up suspending my Google Merchant Store.

Reply from Pixel Union Jun 15, 2021

Hi there Mavish team. Looks like there may have been an issue exclusively with your shop's setup, as this issue hasn't popped up for us before in the Empire theme. We've reached out to you directly to investigate this issue further and rectify the situation. Please get back to us at your earliest convenience so we can fix this for you!

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What’s included with every theme on the Theme Store

Works with the latest Shopify features

Themes on the Shopify Theme Store are guaranteed to stay up to date and work with Shopify’s ever-growing feature set.

Speed-tested and approved

Every theme in the Theme Store meets Shopify’s performance standards, ensuring a faster shopping experience for your buyers.

Unlimited free trial

Try the theme for free with your own products, brand colors, and customizations. One-time payment of $300 if you publish the theme to your store.

Free high-resolution photos

Demo stores aren’t included, but you can get free stock photos from Shopify Burst.

Free theme updates

Get the latest theme features and fixes from the Theme Store. You can redownload your purchase at any time.

Non-expiring license for one store

Your payment entitles you to use the theme on a single store, and keep it as long as you like.

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